Our Team

Our growing team brings decades of diverse experience in a variety of denominations and cultures.

Ken Howard +


Roles:
Founder | Executive Director | Principal Consultant | Board Chair | Experiment Manager

Focus: Missional Assessment & Strategy, Congregational Vitality, Mapping Systemic Racism, Faith Demographic Forecasting

Mary Frances +


Role:
Senior Missional Consultant

Focus: Missional Assessment & Strategy Development, Mission Development, Evangelical Mission

Steve Matthews


Role:
Senior Missional Consultant

Focus: Missional Assessment & Strategy Development, Congregational Redevelopment, Asset Based Community Development

Darren Slade, PHD


Roles:
Research Director | Co-Founder | SHERM Journal General Editor | Board Secretary

Focus: Research

Lawrence “Larry” Clark +


Roles:
Board Member | Advisor

Focus: African American & Urban Issues, Systemic Racism

Nancy Frausto +


Roles:
Board Member (Ex Officio) | Advisor

Focus: African American, Urban, and Immigration Issues

Katie Romano Griffin +


Roles:
Adjunct Consultant | Board Member | Advisor

Focus: Marketing & Latinx/Hispanic Issues

Anne Gerrietts


Roles:
Adjunct Consultant | Building Assessment

Focus: Congregational Building & Grounds Assessment

Lorenzo Lebrija +


Roles:
Board Member | Advisor

Focus: Latinx/Hispanic Issues, Congregational Innovation

David Maglott


Roles:
Board Member | Finance Director | Advisor

Focus: Public Health

Jonathan Howard


Roles:
Growth Advisor

Focus: Startup Business Growth

CARON A. GWYNN +


Roles:
Adjunct Consultant, Advisor

Focus: Systemic/Structural Racism, African American & Urban Issues